The original Le Carême line, which debuted in 2016, was very good. It scored 92 and made the top 25 list that year. In 2018, Crowned Heads released the first extension to the line in the form of a 5 1/2 x 52 belicoso.
The Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2018 LE is not only our number two cigar of 2018, but it was very nearly the first. The margin between first and second place was the smallest in history, fewer than the .09 points between numbers one and two in 2015.
The explanation for why it placed this high is similar to any other cigar that would finish in a top three spot: flavor, complexity, nuance and balance. It's good, one of the best cigars in Crowned Heads' history and certainly one of the best of 2018. — Charlie Minato.